Establishment of a University Partnership in Journalism with Balkh University, Afghanistan

11 Jun, 2017

Establishment of a University Partnership in Journalism with Balkh University, Afghanistan

Document Type: Grants Notice Funding Opportunity Number: SCAPPD-11-CA-112-SCA-042211 Opportunity Category: Discretionary Posted Date: Mar 21, 2011 Creation Date: Mar 21, 2011 Original Closing Date for Applications: Apr 22, 2011 Current Closing Date for Applications: Apr 22, 2011 Archive Date: May 22, 2011 Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement 
Category of Funding Activity: Education 
Category Explanation: 
Expected Number of Awards: 1 Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000 Award Ceiling: $1,000,000 Award Floor: 
CFDA Number(s): 19.501 – Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes 

Eligible Applicants 

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education 
Private institutions of higher education 

Additional Information on Eligibility: 


Agency Name 

Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs 


The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a U.S. four-year college or university and Balkh University in the primary field of journalism with supporting activity in English for Specific Purposes. The strengthening of higher education in Afghanistan is a compelling and critical need. There is a shortage of professionals and leaders to meet the needs of reconstruction, growth and poverty reduction. It is essential to establish high academic standards at the university level to improve the quality of the education sector, and crucial to support developments in the field of journalism. Accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with Afghan universities. The means of achieving these objectives may include faculty exchange, curriculum development, and outreach to or collaboration with professionals and other members of the communities served by the participating institutions. The timeframe for achieving the objectives must be clearly outlined in the proposal. 

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: 

Ellen Delage 
Program Specialist, SCA/PPD 
Phone 202-647-9503 

The above is essentially the same as the original grant notice.